Monday, July 23, 2007

Aesthetic Realism and Rock 'n' Roll!

Eli Siegel stated that in the technique of all art, including music, is the answer to our questions as individuals. Racism begins with how we see difference as such. Racism is a diminishing of the value of a person we see as different from us. It is contempt, and all art arises from respect for the world. In every good instance of rock 'n' roll, whether by the Fab Four of Liverpool or by the Drifters or the Supremes, an artist felt that he or she would be added to by notes, melody, rhythm, other people's voices and instruments, sound as such -- every one of which is different from what that person began with as just themselves.

And I'm not even talking about the multi-ethnic history of rock 'n' roll about which so much could be said.

So come and hear the explanation of why rock 'n' roll has been loved for over 50 years, together with some of the greatest hits of all time, sung by people who've studied and love the meaning of those golden oldies! (And some are from our own current century)

This will be one of those events you'll be sorry to have missed in years to come. This will be historic, showing the real lollapalooza ethics of rock. You will have one of the greatest times of your life. I know, because I'm lucky enough to be in it, and the rehearsals are alive!

Here is a link for more information about Rock 'n' Roll, the Opposites, & Our Greatest Hopes -- A Celebration! -- Sunday August 12 at 2:30 PM.


The Aesthetic Realism Theatre Company presents:
Rock ‘n’ Roll, The Opposites,& Our Greatest Hopes—A Celebration!
Why has rock ‘n’ roll affected people so much? Singing & commenting on songs from the ‘50s and ‘60s to the present, we illustrate these sentences from an Aesthetic Realism lesson Eli Siegel gave to a rock musician:
“Rock ‘n’ roll has the answer to people’s problem of, on the one hand, wanting to be very private and sad, and on the other, wanting to have something like sunlight and public force. Every person has to make a one of the most secret thing in him and the most public thing. Rock ‘n’ roll shows it can be done.”

Call 212 777 4490 to make reservations

See also:

--an article by artist Marcia Rackow about a beloved author and illustrator of children's books: 'Wonder and Matter-of-Fact Meet--the Imagination of Beatrix Potter.'

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